Birth Name: Roberto Remigio Benigni
Place of Birth: Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy
Date of Birth: 27 October, 1952
Roberto Benigni is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Life Is Beautiful (1998). The film also won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar; he also directed and co-wrote it. His roles also include The Little Devil, Johnny Stecchino, The Monster, and The Tiger and the Snow.
Roberto is the son of Isolina Papini and Luigi Benigni. He was raised Catholic.
He is married to actress Nicoletta Braschi, who has starred in most of the films he has directed.
Roberto played a Jewish character in Life Is Beautiful, though he himself is not of Jewish heritage.